22 JAN 2018

Modular housing the way forward to boost waning new build numbers, experts warn government - City AM

"A 'radical new approach' to housing policy and a renewed focus on modular construction will be needed if the government is to hit its 300,000 new homes a year target, experts warned today.

The Housing & Finance Institute (HFI) has urged the government to focus on modern construction methods to drive up the number of newbuilds and boost productivity.

Though the number of new homes started in 2016-17 rose to the highest level since 2008-09, at 160,000, the number completed stood at only 148,000, a small increase from the previous year's figure of 140,000."

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